Katlyn Beaton, Hawley, was awarded the Dr. Wanda Persichetti Medal for Excellence in Foreign Language at Marywood University’s 2014 commencement ceremony.
     The daughter of Stephen Beaton Jr. and Deneen Armstrong, she graduated from Wallenpaupack Area High School and received a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from Marywood University.
     While a student at Marywood, she was the president of the World Language Club, was a member of the Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society, and participated in service trips to Guatemala and Ecuador. In addition, Ms. Beaton lived abroad in Valencia, Spain, and worked as a live-in nanny and ESL teacher.